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Hello, and welcome to For What It's Worth,
the show that brings a new definition to Q&A -
quiz and antiques.
Three pairs of contestants are ready to play,
and in each team there's a quizzer,
responsible for answering general knowledge questions,
so that their partner, the picker,
can choose an antique item to add to their collection.
The aim of the game is to amass the most valuable collection.
First up, we have Caroline and Peter,
a married couple from Leicestershire.
-Welcome to the show, both of you.
Caroline is the team's picker.
What sort of collections do you indulge in?
Anything 1930s, 1940s - hats and handbags.
-This is how we dress a lot of the time.
Well, Peter, you're trying to get all the questions right for the team.
-Who is the boss in your relationship?
-Erm, I think it's an equal partnership.
-You THINK so?
-A good team.
-We make a good team, yeah.
I'm sure you are. Thank you both very much indeed.
Next we have Kim and Noel, who are from Birmingham,
who are very good friends.
Hello to you both. Now, Kim, you are the picker on your team today.
Have you ever picked up a bargain?
I have, yes, Fern.
Once I bought a beautiful black and red vase
from a car-boot sale for £35
only to realise afterwards
it was a Noritake Japanese vase worth £500.
And sitting next to you is your friend Noel.
Noel, you are the team's quizzer.
Do you share Kim's interest in antiques and collectibles?
I do collect a lot of things, but it's mainly to do with music.
I'll often buy an old musical instrument that's worn out
and I'll have to do it up
and get it back into condition so I can play it again.
Wow. What instruments do you play?
I play mainly stringed instruments,
so mainly the guitar but also the violin.
-I've just started to learn the piano.
Noel and Kim, thank you both very much indeed.
And finally, we have Nicole and Josie,
who are from Cheshire and are great friends.
A warm welcome to you, ladies.
Nicole, you are the picker in your team today.
Do you think Josie has confidence in you spotting the top lots?
Not in the slightest, no.
Don't be so silly, woman!
I have greatest confidence in her.
It's her that doesn't have the confidence,
I have to keep nudging her.
She is great at it, but she doesn't believe me.
Well, you better start believing, Nicole - you better had.
And, Josie, you are answering the questions for your team.
-Do you like quizzes?
-Very much so.
I do quizzes in magazines, I do general knowledge, crosswords,
cryptic crosswords, anything like that that takes my eye.
OK. Well, good luck, everybody.
And here are today's lots for your consideration.
There are 16 different antiques and collectibles.
a banana knife,
a writing table,
a Chinese jar,
a carriage cosy,
a wind instrument,
a movie prop,
and a pair of lamps.
All very different, with very different values.
One is worthless - worth £10 or less -
and the rest increase in value, up to our top lot,
which is worth a whopping £2,500.
That is the lot to spot,
because at the end of the show
the winning pair will walk away with the cash equivalent
of one of these items.
Now, earlier, our teams inspected the lots,
but could they separate the relics from the rubbish?
Let's have a good quick snoop round.
-I would definitely want to have this.
-I know nothing about stamps.
-Pair of lamps.
-They're clearly quite modern,
-you can get stuff like that fairly easily.
-'50s/'60s I think.
Just ignored them, because I think they're hideous.
This is nicely made.
In good condition.
It's very roughly made.
Dark furniture's not really in fashion at the minute.
This is really heavy.
I think they turn to candleholder.
Oh, yes, of course.
-Can I have that one?
-You can have that one.
Oh, right. A Lord Of The Rings prop.
-It would be nice to have a prop from the film.
How to price stuff like that, isn't it?
-I don't think that's worth very much at all.
Made in Paris.
-Nice bit of engineering.
Don't drop it.
Rules Of Golf. That's Art Nouveau.
Which would take it round about 1910.
I think that's a bit special, that one.
I'd like that, if you don't mind, please.
Oh, carriage cosy.
Keep the hands or feet warm.
And a carriage cosy - that would keep your feet warm.
Do you think it's for a horse?
-No, it says it's a banana knife!
That's lethal, isn't it?
-It is a Dinky.
-It is a Dinky.
Yeah, I remember these, when I was a kid.
Oh, glass eyes.
Oh, my God.
Now then, I know you've got the three parts of the glass -
the foot, stem
and the bowl.
Could be really special.
I like it, you see, and I would take it home.
You can't take it home.
Oh. Wonder if that's a piece of eight.
Oh, hang on - it's a British coin.
All that glitters is not gold.
This is a ginger jar, and I collect these.
Do you think it would have a lid?
There's no mark on that at all.
It's an ocarina, Josie.
You put your finger on there. I've got one at home.
Oh, it's Meissen. Quite unique.
HE BLOWS INTO OCARINA
-I like the... This is the...
-I just don't like it.
-No, I don't like her face.
I think that's quite ugly.
Yes, well, so did I, but it still got a lot of money.
-Wade figures. Hate it.
Are we going to go with this, the desk...
-And the urns.
-..and the urns?
-Lord Of The Rings prop.
The golf book. And the glass.
-And the glass.
I would like to take the urns, the two urns.
-The golf book.
-The illustrated golf.
-And we like that.
And the little glass.
Joining me is our resident antiques expert, Charlie Ross.
How do you arrive at these valuations, Charlie?
Well, all the values for each lot have been agreed by...
and an independent valuer, based on hammer price.
The hammer price is the price you pay
when the auctioneer's gavel falls -
bang, sold, that's what you pay,
but not including any of the auctioneer's costs.
Fair enough. OK.
Well, as well as those little treasures,
we have our Mystery Lot,
which is hidden under the Shroud Of Mystery.
It is poised to be uncovered at the end of the show
to tempt our winners.
It could be priceless or worth peanuts.
We'll be unveiling it later.
But, for now, it is time for Round One.
I'm going to ask ten general knowledge questions.
Quizzers, if you would buzz in with the correct answer,
your picker gets to add a lot to your collection.
But beware, buzz in incorrectly
and you'll be frozen out of the next question.
Quizzers, get the questions right
and your picker will have the chance to collect the best lots first.
Fingers on buzzers - question number one.
In 1996, which country became the first
to win the Eurovision Song Contest seven times?
It was Ireland.
Frozen out of the next question.
In 1553, which English monarch reigned for just nine days?
Lady Jane Grey.
It is Lady Jane Grey, correct.
Right. Nicole, your turn to pick something from the board.
-The urns, please.
They're coming into your collection right now.
And you are off the mark.
Well done. Peter and Caroline, you're now unfrozen.
Question three. A silverback is the mature male
of what type of animal? BELL
It is a gorilla, well done. Caroline, your pick.
The glass, please. The glass.
That's your collection started. Question four.
Who directed and starred
in the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby?
Is it Clint Eastwood?
It was Clint Eastwood, correct.
Kim, your choice.
Can we have the writing table?
The writing table. It's yours.
Good. That's lovely, everybody's off the mark.
Where in your body is your septum?
On the lip.
Incorrect. You're frozen out.
-The answer is your nose.
What is the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock and its...?
Ulu...ru... Can't pronounce it! Ulu-uru.
I'm so sorry - you were so close.
And it's spelled U-L-U-R-U.
And I think you said Ulu-ru-ru, but there's not two "rus" on the end.
-I did, sorry.
-No, not at all.
Josie and Nicole, you are frozen out of the next question.
In 2005, which British sailor broke the world record
for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe by sail?
Time's up. Ellen MacArthur.
And she was given her damehood immediately, I think,
before she'd even stepped on British soil.
Josie and Nicole, you can play on this one.
Question eight, which is the largest planet in our solar system?
BELL Yes, Noel.
-It is Jupiter, good.
Kim, what would you like?
The lens, please.
There we are.
Which cartoon features Cartman, Kyle and Kenny?
It is South Park, well done. Correct.
Kim, this will be your third item in your collection.
Can we have the coin, please?
You can have the coin. It's yours.
And our final question in Round One.
Which British actor played Russell "Stringer Bell" in The Wire.
-It is Idris Elba.
Kim, what would you like?
-Go for the book.
-The book. It's yours.
Well, let's have a little look at that.
At the end of Round One,
Caroline and Peter, you have the glass.
Kim and Noel, you have the table, the lens,
the coin, and the book in your collection.
Whilst, Nicole and Josie, you have the urns.
Our teams have started to build their collections
but, before they have the chance to add to them,
Charlie is going to give each pair a fact about a lot of their choice.
Now, these snippets of information
should give you vital clues about what it's worth, so choose wisely.
And it could be one of your lots,
one of someone else's lots,
or something that is still up for grabs on the grid.
Caroline, let's start with you.
Which lot would you like to hear about?
Could I hear about the book, please?
You may. Charlie, the book.
The Rules Of Golf, illustrated by Charles Crombie,
who specialised in cartoons and newspaper illustrations.
When his collection of humorous postcards
was published in 1906
it rapidly became a bestselling series.
This is the sort of thing
that has been printed and reprinted
and turns up at most antique warehouses.
But have you ever seen an original?
Caroline, did that help you?
-Yes, it did. Thank you.
-Oh, it did. Oh, good.
Kim, what lot would you like to know more about?
I would like to know about the urns.
Charlie, the urns.
This pair, made from ormolu and marble,
are really special and are perfectly proportioned.
And they are cleverly designed -
they are reversible.
Take the tops off, turn them over -
hey presto, you've got candlesticks.
Two uses - double the value?
I like the turning-over.
I did, when I went to inspect them. They're beautiful.
Good. So you're happy with that. OK.
I don't think Nicole and Josie are too happy about that,
because that's in their collection at the moment.
So why would she be wanting to know about yours?
Mm, we'll find out later.
Nicole, what would you like to find out more about?
I'd like to find out more about the glass, please.
Then you shall, Nicole.
with snapped-off Pontil.
Pontil mark is the scar where the leftover bit of the glass -
once you've finished blowing - was broken away.
It indicates that a piece of glass was blown freehand
and is therefore old.
So I've told you so much about it
you now must be able to pinpoint its value.
Thank you very much indeed, Charlie.
Well, now you are a bit more clued up on today's lots,
let's give you the chance to add more of them to your collections.
Bear in mind that at the end of this round
the team with the least valuable collection will be eliminated.
Three more lots are now available to each pair,
and this time, pickers, you target a lot,
and, quizzers, you then try to secure it by answering a question correctly.
But in this round,
the lots come with their own question categories.
So, for instance, if your picker chose the wind instrument,
the quizzer would be offered a question
in either the category of British Films or Modern Art.
Caroline and Peter, you are up first.
So, Caroline, what's your lot?
Could I have the Chinese jar, please?
The Chinese jar.
Peter, would you like to answer a question
on the Romans or Definitions?
-The Romans, OK.
Here is your question.
Which Roman road
stretches from Rome to Brindisi in southern Italy?
I don't know. Is it the A5?
-SHE LAUGHS It's the Appian Way.
So, I'm so sorry, the Chinese jar stays on the grid.
Kim, what's your lot?
I'll go with the stamp.
Noel, would you like Africa or British Films?
-I'll try Africa.
-Africa, here we go.
Rabat and Casablanca are both cities
in which north African country?
I think it's Morocco.
Correct. It is Morocco.
The stamp is in your collection.
You are now up to five lots.
Josie and Nicole, what's your lot?
I'll go for the figurine, please.
The figurine. Josie, would you like Modern Art or the Olympics?
The lesser of the two evils - Modern Art, please!
I'm so sorry!
Modern Art - here's your question.
Which pair of artists are well known
for their stained-glass- window-inspired images?
I have absolutely no idea.
I can't even make a guess.
John and Maisie Smith.
Well, actually, it was Gilbert and George.
That means the figurine stays on the grid.
Caroline, what's your lot?
-The wind instrument, please.
-The wind instrument.
Peter, do you want Modern Art or British Films?
British Films, please.
Which English actor starred in Kind Hearts and Coronets,
The Ladykillers, and The Bridge On The River Kwai?
OK, the wind instrument is coming to you.
You now have two lots in your collection.
Kim, what's your lot?
I think I'll go with the banana knife.
Noel, Composers or The Olympics?
I think I'll go for Composers, please.
Featuring the Hallelujah Chorus,
which composer wrote the Messiah?
Correct. The banana knife is yours.
-Six items in your collection.
But are they worth anything? This is the point.
Nicole, what's your lot?
It's between the glass eyes and the figurine,
so I'll go for the figurine, please.
Modern Art or The Olympics, Josie?
Oh, sorry - I've done it again!
-I'm so sorry, Josie.
-We'll try Modern Art again!
-I'm so sorry, I didn't look...
I'll kill her when we get home, you're all right.
Modern Art. Stand by.
No. 5, 1948, and Blue Poles
are works by which abstract expressionist?
Incorrect. Jackson Pollock.
Let's take a look at our teams' collections.
Caroline and Peter, you now have the wind instrument and the glass.
Kim and Noel, along with the table, the lens,
the coin and the book,
you also had the stamp and the banana knife.
Nicole and Josie, you have the urns -
which, you never know, that might be THE top lot.
OK, teams. Your collections are growing.
Now, remember, at the end of this round,
the pair with the least valuable collection will be leaving us.
So, have you missed out on one particular thing
that you desire above all else?
If so, here is your chance to secure it.
There is one last lot available to each team,
and this time you can either go for what's left on the grid,
or you can try to steal an antique
that is in a rival team's collection.
But, pickers, be warned -
if you choose to steal from another team,
their quizzer will get to decide your quizzer's category.
There's only one rule here -
you can't steal from a team who has just one lot in their collection.
So that gives you a little chance there, Josie and Nicole.
Right, Caroline - do you want to target a lot from the grid
or have you got your eye on something in another collection?
I'd like to go for the book, please.
The book - which is in Noel and Kim's collection.
So, Noel, you get to pick a category of question for Peter
from any of those subjects on the board.
I think I'll go for composers, please.
Peter, the War Requiem and the opera Peter Grimes
are works by which English composer?
I know this.
But it's not coming to me.
Lennon and McCartney.
The book is safe.
Well defended, Noel.
Kim, what lot would you like to go for?
I've got my eye on the wind instrument.
Which is in Peter and Caroline's collection.
Peter, you decide what question Noel's going to have.
Noel, athlete Greg Rutherford
famously competes in which event?
It's a guess. I think it's the steeplechase.
Incorrect. Long jump.
Well done, Peter, you've defended your wind instrument.
Josie and Nicole.
Nicole, what would you like to target?
-I would like to go for the glass eyes, please.
And give Josie half a chance.
Josie, how are you with Composers and Festivals And Holidays?
Probably as well as I was with Modern Art, but we'll do Composers.
Fingers crossed. Here we go. Composers.
Who composed the music
to the ballets The Nutcracker and Swan Lake?
Correct. Well done.
The glass eyes are yours.
Well done, everybody.
OK, that's it for Round Two.
And at the end of that round, Caroline and Peter,
you still have the wind instrument as well as the glass.
Kim and Noel, you still have the table, the lens, the coin,
the book, the stamp, and the banana knife.
Nicole and Josie, you still have the urns,
and have added the glass eyes to your collection.
The team with the least valuable collection will be eliminated,
taking their lots out of the game.
Charlie has been keeping tabs.
So, Charlie, who is leaving us first?
The pair leaving us first is...
Caroline and Peter.
-Oh, my goodness.
-Never mind. We really enjoyed it.
-Well, thank you.
But before you leave,
let's find out about the lots that are leaving the game with you.
Charlie, what do you make of their collection?
Caroline, you really liked the glass, didn't you?
-Did you feel the Pontil mark?
-Well done. I think they've come off the boil a little bit,
these cordial glasses,
nevertheless it's quite a valuable item.
We would say £300.
Wow, very good.
Nicole, you knew it was an ocarina.
It's rather a pleasing object -
it looks a little bit like an aeroplane, doesn't it?
This is Meissen, as you no doubt spotted,
because it's got "Meissen" on it.
It's the very famous Blue Onion pattern.
A lot of these were made under the Meissen name.
Whether Meissen gave them permission or not we'll never really know.
Sadly it's only worth £80.
So that gives you a total of £380
which, sadly, on this occasion, is not enough.
Peter and Caroline, it is time to bring the hammer down
on your collection, I'm afraid.
So thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
Thank you. And good luck.
Aw, well done.
I think the top lot might be the pair of urns.
I didn't like those, but you could well be right!
The unclaimed lots in the grid are now also leaving the game,
so let's quickly find out from Charlie what they were worth
and if the top lot is still in the game.
-We've got the carriage cosy.
Are you thrilled you left that behind?
I think two people thought it was for warming your hands and feet.
Well, I suppose you'd have to open it up, stuff your feet in it,
and then you wouldn't be able to close it, would you?
But it is actually a Victorian carriage tea cosy.
So you open it up and it's padded enough to hold the teapot inside.
It's rather fun, but it's not very valuable.
You did well to leave it behind, because it's worth £25.
But what have we got next?
A pair of lamps.
May I quote Josie here? "Hideous!"
Noel - "Modern and easy to get."
They're very, very '60s.
And '60s is coming back into fashion -
and they are love-them-or-hate-them, aren't they?
Probably more than you thought - £150.
Now, a Wade figure.
Don't think anybody really liked this.
Josie, another priceless comment - "Ugly...
"but it might be worth something."
Nicole - "I don't like her face."
Now, it's a Wade figure. A lot of Wade figures are of no great value.
There's something that makes this rather valuable -
nobody can find it in any reference book.
So therefore, if you're a Wade collector,
it isn't just a five-pounder,
it's a 250-pounder.
Not bad for "ugly".
The next lot we have is the toy. Yes, the service station.
Well, a lot of Dinky Toys are very, very collectible.
Is the box in good order? Yes.
Is the toy in good order?
It's missing the rear door.
Nevertheless, these things are collectible -
with the original box, it's obviously quite an unusual item,
quite a rare item, and it's worth £450.
-Now, Josie, you collect ginger jars.
-Got one like this?
-Not exactly like that, and mine has a lid.
-Ah, this is missing the lid.
Well, it's a 19th-century ginger jar.
There are thousands of these everywhere you look -
and you're all nodding like the clappers,
because you know as well as I do
that this is more or less worthless.
The bottom lot's gone.
Oh! The bottom lot's gone.
Isn't this the bottom lot?
Well, obviously it isn't the bottom lot -
I thought it might be. No.
Might be good because it's something to do with Lord Of The Rings.
There's provenance with this -
we know it came from The Lord Of The Rings.
-Used by a patron of the Prancing Pony tavern.
This makes it very valuable.
Original films... You think of the things from Star Wars -
a Star Wars helmet's probably worth £7,000.
You have both missed out
on the top lot.
Did any of you rate that as anything at all?
-Well, we now know that the bottom lot and the top lot
have left the game.
However, there are still some really interesting items in play.
So, before we go any further,
Charlie's going to give you another fact about a lot of your choice.
Kim, what lot do you need to know more about?
I'd like to know about the writing table.
The writing table, Charlie.
An ingenious little George III writing table,
dating to about 1800.
It's fairly rare, insomuch as it's quite small,
has an under-tier, and a clever little pull-out candle stand
so that you could illuminate yourself while you were working.
It's a classic piece of furniture.
As we're told regularly on antiques shows,
brown furniture doesn't get the prices it used to.
But would this little writing table buck the trend?
Kim, has that given you food for thought?
Yeah, it's given me something to think about now.
Nicole, what lot would you like to know more about?
I would like to know about the stamp, please.
A ten-shilling stamp from around 1913,
the reign of George V,
done by the Australian sculptor Bertram Mackennal,
who included the King's head in profile.
Stamps from this group are known as seahorses
because of their dramatic design depicting Britannia on her chariot
behind three writhing horses on a stormy sea.
These stamps represent a collecting field in their own right.
This one's an indigo-blue version.
But the image - very central,
something that delights collectors.
This example is also unused.
Hmm. What do you feel about that, Nicole?
I feel fine.
-Thank you very much.
-Good answer. Very good answer.
Well, those are all the facts available to you,
so it's now time for our final round,
and at the end of it we'll have our winners.
So, I'm going to give the Quizzers a category
and then they take turns to say answers in that category.
For example, if I say Bones In The Body,
you might say humerus, you might say a rib,
and then clavicle, and so on.
If you fail to give an answer,
or if you repeat an answer or give a wrong answer,
you lose that category
and the opponents' Picker will be able to steal a lot
from your collection.
Remember, it's the total value of your collections that matter
at the end of this round.
One high-price lot could be more valuable
than your opponents' entire collection.
You can steal the last item in your opponents' collection,
so this round is all about defending what you've got,
as well as pilfering your opponents' lots.
There are three categories.
The pair with the most valuable collection at this point go first.
So, Charlie, who is that?
I can reveal, Fern...
..the team who currently has the most valuable collection is...
Kim and Noel.
Kim and Noel.
You have six items in your collection.
Josie and Nicole, you have two.
But at the end of this round,
it may have changed altogether.
OK, Noel, you will start us off.
And the first category is...
So, Noel, please give me an answer.
Jonathan is not on the list of top 20 names.
You could have had
but no Jonathan.
Noel, I'm so sorry.
OK, Nicole, would you like to steal something from Noel's collection?
I would love to steal something, please.
I would like to steal the stamp, please.
The stamp is yours.
Here comes the next question.
So what we mean by that
is the 16 bodies of water listed as the largest
by the Lake District National Park Authority.
Josie, if you're ready, would you give me an answer?
I can't think of any at all. It's gone.
It's so hard, this, isn't it? I'm so sorry.
You could have had Brotherswater,
This is such a tough round, isn't it?
Nicole doesn't care.
Nicole, steal something from Noel.
I would like to steal his book, if I may, please.
The book. It's yours.
-Right. Come on, here we go.
Last question in this round -
Noel, you kick it off.
And it is...
Noel, would you give me an answer.
President of France.
Francois Hollande, Noel, is incorrect.
You could have had...
Bjork, Bradley Cooper,
Diane von Furstenberg,
Gosh, this is a tough round.
However, for Nicole - she says, "Yippee, that's a great round" -
what would you like to pinch?
I'm probably going to regret this,
but I'm going to go for the coin, please.
The coin. It is yours.
Well done, you've survived the final round.
And that is it, your collections are now fixed
and will determine which team is victorious.
So, it's time to find out who are today's winners.
Charlie, who's got the most valuable collection?
Girls, have you no shame?
Not at all.
Well, I can reveal
that the team with the most valuable collection
and the winners of today's show...
Nicole and Josie.
Whoa, congratulations, girls.
But commiserations to Noel and Kim,
you didn't create a valuable enough collection.
Before we say goodbye, though,
let's find out what items are also leaving the game,
and their value.
Charlie, what did you make of their collection?
First of all you had the banana knife. It's 19th-century.
It's a fascinating object,
but it doesn't have quality.
The Petzval Lens, 1860.
An extraordinary invention.
People love collecting camera equipment,
and I think all of you enjoyed playing with that and looking at it.
It's a very collectible item, it's a lovely object,
and I'm not surprised you had it on your list.
And it's £600 worth.
And then the writing table.
Somebody suggested, Nicole, it was roughly made.
I think it's superbly made.
I think it is absolutely magnificently made.
And, you know, 20 years ago, Fern,
this would've been an easy £3,000 or £4,000
in the sale room.
It's still worth £1,500 today.
So, you've got a really good collection together,
and it was still worth a good chunk of money. £2,160.
Shouldn't really be a losing score, but it is.
because it was a very good collection.
But commiserations, because we're going to lose you.
Kim and Noel, it is time to bring the hammer down
on your collection, I'm afraid.
But thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
-Thank you very much.
No regrets, because we did really well.
We had a good collection in our lot,
but unfortunately just some of it got stolen right towards the end!
Well done, Nicole and Josie!
You built the most valuable collection - mostly via theft!
But you are today's winners,
and now all that remains is for you to claim your prize.
As we know, the top lot has gone from the game
and, happily, so has the bottom lot.
However, there are some very interesting items in your collection.
All you have to do now is pick one
and we will give you its value in cash.
So, try to pick a good one.
I'm between the urns,
the book and the stamp.
I think the coin might be a red herring.
Could. I loved the urns and I adore that book,
but I can't make up my mind.
I leave it to you as my Picker.
-I'm going to go for a gut instinct.
Your gut instinct is telling you what, Nicole?
The marble urns.
The marble urns.
I think they're very heavy...
Well, that's...a winner every time(!)
We sell by weight here, Fern!
So you're going for the marble urns with the ormolu decorations? OK!
Before we tell you what it's worth -
Charlie, please can you tell us the value of the lots they have rejected?
Glass eyes, you rejected.
They are limited in collectability.
These were made in about 1900 by Gustav Taylor.
He was a man for glass eyes!
He was so skilled
he could make you a glass eye while you waited.
Can you imagine the sign above the door - "glass eyes while you wait"?!
Oh, my goodness.
Well, the stamp. Philately is difficult.
There are lots of colour variations,
and therefore lots of different prices.
You did well to get it into your collection here,
because it's worth...
Now, when you were looking at this first of all
we had the comment, "All that glitters is not gold."
Then we had that rather splendid comment,
"Could be a red herring."
Well, it's 22-carat gold,
Called a Unite because Charles I's father
united England and Scotland.
So this is an important coin,
this is a rare coin.
This coin is worth...
Mr Crombie - the book.
I'm sure you will have seen cheap prints of these images,
probably in people's loos and things,
but to get an original book with all the illustrations in it
is really quite exciting.
And it's a valuable item.
But you've discarded it.
It's worth £750.
-(We're going downhill a bit.)
-So, what do you think?
You still have these two urns,
which you both really like.
Nicole and Josie, come and join me
to take a closer look at your urns,
and let's see if we can tempt you with our mystery lot.
-Well, they're pretty, aren't they?
But before we tell you its value,
we're going to tempt you with today's mystery lot.
Are you watching, girls?
It's the propeller
from a Royal Flying Corps ace Frank Billing's plane,
after a close encounter with German Fokkers.
It was later turned into a clock
and presented to Empress Eugenie,
Napoleon III's wife,
who had converted her house, Farnborough Hill,
into a makeshift military hospital,
where Frank recovered from his wounds.
That's your information.
Come up with your valuation.
All that's left for you to do
is decide whether to stick with your urns
or dump them in favour of this mystery lot.
Discuss amongst yourselves,
what would you like to do?
Well, like Charlie said, it's got a lot of provenance,
and provenance is a good thing, isn't it?
You are right.
But I'm still not sure that that makes that extremely valuable.
-These turn into...
I think they're absolutely beautiful. I really do.
-Have you felt the weight?
-They are tremendously heavy, aren't they?
I thought they were French but they might be Greek -
-I have no idea what they are.
Erm, I don't think we should go for that one.
Right, OK. I'll agree.
-We'll stick with these. That's the decision made.
-The decision, then, is?
-The urns, please.
-The two urns.
-Phew! So you're going to go with the urns.
That means you have won their worth in cold hard cash.
So, Charlie, please tell us what they have thrown away.
In itself, without the provenance,
this is really quite a common object.
You see them - you've probably seen them before, haven't you?
You go into antique shops, you see clocks in old propellers.
It's one way of making an old propeller a bit more valuable, I suppose.
But provenance - that was the word you came up with, wasn't it?
-Provenance, provenance, provenance...
The pilot, Frank Billings - well, that's one thing.
But Empress Eugenie,
I mean, that's really pretty blooming important, isn't it?
And there's a little plaque on the front telling us all about it.
So it's not guesswork - we know the provenance of this item.
And therefore, somebody that likes this sort of memorabilia
is really going to go bonkers.
This is worth...
-£1,200 you've just chucked down the drain.
But we're like that, you see.
You have had great faith with these urns -
you've stuck with them from the beginning.
Charlie, what about the value of the lot they have chosen?
Aren't they superb?
-They're French, by the way.
-I thought they were French.
Date - can you date them?
Erm, I would say sort of middle of the 18th or early 18th.
They're a bit later - getting on for 1900.
They are marble, they are ormolu.
But it is that wonderful thing
that they are interchangeable.
I'm just going to do it again,
because it gives me huge satisfaction to do that.
-It is lovely to do it.
And what about the value?
-What about the value?
-What have we chucked away?
-1,200 quid. What have we got?
-£800, nonetheless, is a very nice sum of money.
I was hoping they would be above 100,
and they are, and I would've been quite happy with 100. So, yes...
Josie, that's marvellous. So you are going home with £800 - £400 each.
So lovely to have you here. Charlie, did you enjoy that game?
-It was fantastic, wasn't it?
-It was up and down.
I was right on the edge of my seat.
I was, too. That is it for today.
Join us next time when three new teams
try to spot the lot to win the lot on For What It's Worth.
We'll see you then. Goodbye.
I like those urns. I would like to take them home with me.
-I did try, but Fern stopped me!